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Jared Reisman

I am a travel advisor for JayWay Travel and I get joy from planning amazing adventures for clients with the knowledge I've gained having traveled extensively throughout Europe. I prefer to build a relationship with my clients and really get to know them so that I can suggest the best things to do in order to make their trip as memorable as possible. My specialties are in Central and Eastern Europe where I have traveled the most.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Central and Eastern Europe. Specifically Italy, Croatia, Germany, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania."

How did you get involved in travel?

"During my time in university, I studied abroad twice which eventually sparked my passion for travel. Eventually, I decided I'd like to have a career in tourism to be able to pursue my travel goals and most importantly share those experiences with others so they can enjoy them just as much as I did!"

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I'd have to say in Cape Town, South Africa when I went diving with Copper Sharks and also snorkeling with seals. Being that close to animals in the wild (especially sharks) was very memorable."

Featured trips & expertise

Ljubljana on a warm afternoon
Highlights of Croatia & Slovenia: Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Ljubljana, & Zagreb - 17 Days

Taking you through some of the best places in Croatia and Slovenia, you can say hello to culture, beaches, art, and genuine central-European hospitality. Go truffle hunting with a local in Ljubljana,  experience the beauty of "Croatia's Tuscany" in Rovinj, and see the world's smallest town Hum, with only 17 inhabitants. Travel back in time to different historical periods, visit impressive UNESCO-Heritage sites, and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the waterfalls in Plitvice Lakes National Park. You will visit the charming capitals Ljubljana and Zagreb, and enjoy city views from mountain tops.

The ancient coastal city of Dubrovnik
Highlights of the Dalmatian Coast: Dubrovnik, Korčula & Split - 8 Days

Discover the jewels of the Dalmatian Coast with this 8-day itinerary that explores the history, culture, and natural wonders of Croatia's most spectacular region. Starting at the medieval fortress of Dubrovnik, you'll travel north along the Adriatic, island hopping through the beaches and caves of Korčula and Hvar before finishing your journey in the ancient Roman port city of Split.

Discover Sarajevo at your own pace and on a guided tour
Sarajevo Spring Tour - 8 Days

This eight-day itinerary features Bosnia and Herzegovina's capital city of Sarajevo and offers the perfect mixture of history, culture, and adventure, with enough time to explore at your own pace. Deep dive into Sarajevo's long and varied past on a guided tour of the city's landmarks and monuments, immerse yourself in the coffee culture and drink your fill of the Bosnian elixir, and take advantage of the spring weather and hike to Skakavac, the country's highest waterfall. You'll visit Tito's nuclear bunker in Konjic, eat spit-roast lamb in Jablinca, and sample local brews in Dobrinja.

Vineyards on the island of Brač, Croatia
7 Days in Croatia - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

One week is a great introductory trip to Croatia, especially if you focus on a single region like the Dalmatian coast or the northern Istrian peninsula. You can cover country-wide highlights if you don't mind a fast pace and flying open-jaw—thanks to the international flight options to both Zagreb and Dubrovnik, you can start your trip in the north and work your way to the southern coast. Learn more with these diverse itineraries.

View from the Soca valley to mountains of Triglav National Park
7 Days in Slovenia - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

With a week in Slovenia, you can take in various highlights or spend your time exploring one region, like Mount Triglav or the Julian Alps, in greater depth. In these five one-of-a-kind itineraries, you'll hike between mountain huts in Triglav National Park, sample local wines in Goriška Brda, cycle through native forests on the Istrian peninsula, swim and kayak on Lake Bled, and hike through the picturesque gorges and villages of the Soča Valley.

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8 Places Most Travelers Miss in Croatia (But Shouldn't)

It’s easy to follow the crowds in Croatia, but that doesn’t mean you should. Although the Dalmatian Islands, Dubrovnik, and Split rightfully receive many accolades, it can pay off to forge your own path—especially in crowded peak season. Try Istria's best seafood in a sleepy fishing village, find hidden culinary delights on an island known for nightlife, and encounter the country's past through historic architecture and monuments.

Recent trip reviews for Jared

Surprising Poland Memorable Experience · Poland - Nov 24 - Nov 30, 2019

Traveler: Wilhelm W. - Local specialist: Jared Reisman

The KimKim Team truly came through beyond my expectations for this short, but very memorable trip to Poland. The hotel choices were excellent, well except for one, but fortunately all others were top class. The drivers were very professional, puntual and friendly. The tours I booked were amazing, but also had plenty of time to spend on my own exploring Krakow and Warsaw. My visit to Auschwitz was with a private driver and guide. I strongly recommend it to avoid the crowds even in late... read more

The KimKim Team truly came through beyond my expectations for this short, but very memorable trip to Poland. The hotel choices were excellent, well except for one, but fortunately all others were top class. The drivers were very professional, puntual and friendly. The tours I booked were amazing, but also had plenty of time to spend on my own exploring Krakow and Warsaw. My visit to Auschwitz was with a private driver and guide. I strongly recommend it to avoid the crowds even in late November. Krakow is jut beautiful all around. The visit to Czestochowa was perfect to break the long drive between Warsaw and Krakow. They even drove me through various castles called the Eagle Nest drive. Upon my arrival in Warsaw they provided me with a local cell phone which I could use to contact their local agent Igor Setkowicz. Igor was amazing. He was very attentive to my needs throughout the trip. I book the trip through KimKim’s trip advisor Jared Reisman here in the USA. He also was extremely responsive of any questions or changes during the booking process and trip. I loved the KimKim contact online interface and the various things you can sign up for. They also provide you with online maps of places of interest, dining, etc. Which ai used quite a bit. Overall I will strongly recommended giving these folks a call if you are going to Poland or you are traveling anywhere else where you need to be more independent and not tied to a specific group travel. Before I decided to go with KimKim I tried to book my journey through other agencies I have use extensively in the past like Alexander & Roberts, Kensington Tours and Abercrombie & Kent. KimKim beats them all by far when it comes to customer service.

Trip to Slovenia · Slovenia - Aug 28 - Sep 14, 2019

Traveler: Neil S. - Local specialist: Jared Reisman

We started in Prague and first meet with Sasha our contact. Sasha reviewed our trip and had several suggestions. Our guides in Prague were all outstanding, being willing to answer all our questions. In all cases our transfers to the next city was seamless, thank you so much.
Budapest was the same, a great experience.
In Ljubljana we met Lidija who again reviewed our plans and made suggestions. We are so glad that we followed through with suggestions given to us throughout this trip. ... read more

We started in Prague and first meet with Sasha our contact. Sasha reviewed our trip and had several suggestions. Our guides in Prague were all outstanding, being willing to answer all our questions. In all cases our transfers to the next city was seamless, thank you so much.
Budapest was the same, a great experience.
In Ljubljana we met Lidija who again reviewed our plans and made suggestions. We are so glad that we followed through with suggestions given to us throughout this trip. Guides were great and travel connections were seamless.
If we have to put a negative into this section, the only thing is the five day walk around the three lakes. This is so minor but here we go. Day two had us walking through very muddy trails which really were unsuitable, we should have returned to our hotel by the way we came. Day four had us walking along a path covered by fallen trees which really needed clearing. At times we thought we would have to turn back.
Thanks for a great experience in Central Europe.

Croatia · Croatia - Aug 5 - Aug 12, 2019

Traveler: Tal O. - Local specialist: Jared Reisman

We had an absolute amazing experience with KimKim and enjoyed our trip thoroughly in Croatia. Josipa especially was extremely helpful, and checked in on every little details. Will definitely recommend KimKim to others.